Maker Space Saturdays

For preschool, elementary, and middle school kids

Maker Space workshops are designed for three different age groups:
Tinkerer: Ages 4-7 years old
Builder: Grades 1-3
Maker: Grades 4-8

Member Discount: $1 off all workshops

All workshops will be limited to groups of 10 kids and mask-wearing is required to attend. We are taking many precautions to maintain social distancing and keep kids safe. Read about our COVID-19 safety protocols.

Safety Highlights
Small Group Sizes: Program spaces will be limited to 10 participants and restroom breaks will be staggered to limit contact between groups.
Hygiene: Program spaces and furniture will be sanitized before each program. Supplies (scissors, glue sticks, etc.) will be sanitized before use and will not be shared.
Masks: Masks must be worn covering the nose and mouth at all times when inside the building.

Emergency Contact Form
We will hold all forms electronically to minimize contact touch with educators.
● The Emergency Contact Form can be printed off at home, signed, scanned, and emailed in.
● If you do not have access to a computer or printer, you can request to have a form mailed to your home. Please request printed forms by email at education@sloanlongway.org. You can also request forms by phone at 810‐237‐3409.
● If you mail in or drop off your signed form to Longway Planetarium, we will scan forms into our system.

If you have any questions, please call 810-237-3409.

Saturday, November 14

Tinkerers: Turkey Hunt

Ages 4-7 years-old

Date: Saturday, November 14, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM–12:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium Mars Room
Fee: $8
Member Discount: $7

Find the turkeys and then make a map that shows their positions. Make a pinecone turkey to take home.

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Builders: Funny Faces Found Objects Art

Grades 1-3

Date: Saturday, November 14, 2020
Time: 1:00–4:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium Mars Room
Fee: $10
Member Discount: $9

Start with a canvas board and some scraps and create a funny, whimsical piece of art.

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Makers: Cranky Contraptions - SOLD OUT

Grades 4-8

Date: Saturday, November 14, 2020
Time: 1:00–4:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium Jupiter Room
Fee: $10
Member Discount: $9

Engineering meets art! Create a moving sculpture by using tools and wire to design a cranking mechanism that puts your sculpture in motion.

Saturday, December 12

Tinkerers: Welcome Winter

Ages 4-7 years-old

Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM–12:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium Mars Room
Fee: $8
Member Discount: $7

Create your way through several winter-themed projects and engineering challenges.

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Builders: Welcome Winter

Grades 1-3

Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
Time: 1:00–4:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium Mars Room
Fee: $10
Member Discount: $9

Create your way through several winter-themed projects and engineering challenges.

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Makers: Welcome Winter - SOLD OUT

Grades 4-8

Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
Time: 1:00–4:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium Jupiter Room
Fee: $10
Member Discount: $9

Create your way through several winter-themed projects and engineering challenges.

Past Workshops

Tinkerers: Autumn Art

Ages 4-7 years-old

Date: Saturday, October 10, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM–12:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium Mars Room
Fee: $8
Member Discount: $7

A Leaf Man’s got to go wherever the wind blows! Read Lois Ehlert’s book Leaf Man and then design and build a scene for the Leaf Man you create. Make a leaf wreath and a scarecrow.

Builders: Halloween Happenings

Grades 1-3

Date: Saturday, October 10, 2020
Time: 1:00–4:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium Mars Room
Fee: $10
Member Discount: $9

Design, build, and test a “bone bridge” made from cotton swabs and clothes pins.

Makers: Halloween Happenings - SOLD OUT

Grades 4-8

Date: Saturday, October 10, 2020
Time: 1:00–4:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium Jupiter Room
Fee: $10
Member Discount: $9

Make a light-up Halloween card while designing and building paper circuits. Build a Halloween themed cardboard automata.

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